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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Alphonse-Louis Poitevin

Names:
Other: Alphonse Poitevin 
Other: Louis Alphonse Poitevin 
Dates:  1819 - 1882, 4 March
Born:  France, Sarthe, Conflans-sur-Anille
Active:  France
 
  
French photographer, printer and inventor of photographic processes.

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Alphonse-Louis Poitevin
Self-portrait 
1853 (ca)
 
  
Family history 
  
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Internet biographies

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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
[NOTE: This is a subscription service and you will need to pay an annual fee to access the content.]
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Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press)  [Includes a short biography on Alphonse-Louis Poitevin.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.229, Plate 1 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of Alphonse-Louis Poitevin this is a useful starting point.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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